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Real Estate Accountant

Cedar Street Companies

Cedar Street Companies

Accounting & Finance
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Role Summary

Reporting to the Controller, the CEDARst Accountant will be responsible for providing accounting support to accounting management and ensure that financial and management reports are prepared in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner. This individual will track and research any accounting issues that arise. They will work closely with all internal business units to aid in their financial tracking, most notably with accounting, finance, & construction.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for CEDARst, Method, and upper-tier investor LLCs.
  • Perform bank reconciliations for CEDARst, Method, and upper-tier investor LLCs.
  • Yardi Administrator: manage the onboarding/offboarding process for both properties and users
  • Support CPA firms and CEDARst in the preparation of annual tax returns and audits by providing needed schedules and other information for CEDARst, Method, and upper-tier investor LLCs.
  • Assist with Preparing and Posting Journal Entries – Example : Closings such as Acquisitions & Refinances
  • Maintain Equity Tracker and assist asset management and accounting teams keeping Juniper Square accurately stated for all funds and deals (Portfolio will be split)
  • Maintain Notary and notarize Documents as necessary
  • Ensure FinCin compliance on all entities with beneficial owners of greater than 25% ownership in any entity.
  • Assist and provide Supporting Documentation to CPA for YE Tax Return/Audits on assigned entities
  • Attend Monthly Meetings for Financial Reviews (Portfolio will be split)
  • Backup draw processes and CEDARst accounts payable as needed
  • Protects the organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Assist with other projects as assigned
  • Requirements:


  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of Accounts Payable & Accounting Processes and Systems.
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal & written
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Ethical conduct
  • Teamwork & Collaboration skills
  • Flexibility and Willingness to learn
  • Technologically savvy
  • Supervisory Responsibility

    No current supervisory responsibilities.

    Work environment

    This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

    Physical demands

    This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

    Position type and expected hours of work

    This is a full time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Some flexibility in hours is allowed.


    Minimal travel is expected for this position.

    Required education and experience

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience in Accounts Payable, Accounting, or Business Administration
    • Ability to read and write English, follow verbal instructions and use simple math.

    Preferred education and experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
    • Five years of related experience.
    • Familiarity with software programs used in this job preferred (i.e. YARDI, AvidXchange, Excel, etc)

    Other duties

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.